Adults Only Or A Family Affair

This is a topic that I feel quite strongly about!

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When I got married 18 years ago it wasn’t a problem as we didn’t have any relatives, family or friends with young children.  We didn’t even have to think about children at our wedding.

Many of the couples that I work with at Hattie Boo have this problem though!  I say – if you want to have children at your wedding then go ahead but if you don’t then the parents will be delighted to book the in-laws, out-laws or a sitter and enjoy adult company for 24 hours!  We love our children but we really do love time away when we can dress up, wear something special and finish a conversation without interruption!

Sometimes the decision is financial – if every couple you invite has two or more children then your guest list will be doubled instantly and your budget will be gone!

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For some people it’s a compromise – special family members only – flower girls, nephews and bridesmaids – after all they will make super cute photos and little girls see every bride as a princess!

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If you do decide to include children then I have some gorgeous things to keep them amused that won’t spoil your table settings and won’t break the bank!

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Although if you do need high chairs they tend to stick out like a sore thumb in your pictures so have a quiet word with the hotel to arrange it to be added at the very last moment if you want a gorgeous shot of your Wedding Breakfast pre-guests!

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So…the decision has been made and you are having children at your wedding!  You now have another choice – to provide a favour station (so American) or place some lovely but quiet thing for the smaller guests to keep them occupied as part of the place settings.

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I love and adore all of these options and every single one could be adapted to fit into your style and colour scheme!  E-numbers not included!!!

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Good luck!

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